Top 10 Mental Tip Videos
If you are struggling on the golf course with, maybe feeling anxious and under pressure, maybe you’re game’s good when you’re on the practise ground but you get to the first tee and suddenly your game crumbles. It’s a sure sign that you’re going to get a bit anxious on the golf course. So, here is a couple of little tips which will hopefully help you to improve that.
So when you’re looking at your golf shot, you’ve worked out your distance and you’ve worked out where the danger and the trouble is; Then you’ve got to sort of picture the shot you want to hit and really commit to the fact you’re going to hit it.
One of the biggest bits of feedback that I see golfers give me when they’re hitting shots on the driving range, particularly when they’ve hit a bad shot, is they say to themselves, “I knew I was going to do that, I knew I was going to hit a bad shot.” How do you know you are going to hit a bad shot?
I think we’ve all experienced that time on the golf course where you’re right in the zone, the mental zone where everything just seems effortless; your swing thoughts don’t really seem to be too preoccupying in your mind, you’re looking at the target, you’re only focus is the target.
As much as I try to help golfers improve with the tips and the drills and the hints that I try to get across to them, I am very conscious of the fact that some golfers can take on too much information, stand over the golf ball without a clear path or program of what they’re actually trying to do, and end up almost paralyzed by the analysis that they’ve made.
So you’ve got to try and play golf without fear. Now it’s not as simple as just saying don’t be scared. You know obviously the mental side of golf is a massive topic and just saying to someone don’t be scared isn’t really going to cut it.
The putting technique is a very simple back and through motion. The club doesn’t have to travel fast. It doesn’t have aim in any particular direction. It's just straight back, straight through on a very short line, so it should be the easiest shot, so why so frustrating?
The guy who’s not having the best game in the world and he’s prepared to tell you all about it. All he wants to do is tell you how badly he’s playing. And often that will bring you down to his level.
During the lessons that I give on a day to day basis, I often ask golfers what are you working on at the moment, what are you focusing on?
So one of the ways I would encourage you to address this issue of the slump is to try understanding what am I doing differently now, to when I was playing well.